Tuesday, July 17, 2012

What's Coming Up

Another month seems to be flying by so I'm trying to be organised by doing some planning for August.

I think it's high time for another sew-along, so may I present you with the challenge for next month:

Cue the brass band...

Choose Your Own Bag Adventure

We all have bags. We all need bags. You should never let go of a great bag (that's my insightful tip for today).

So what exactly does this mean?

It means that you can choose to make any bag that you like, and join in for a sew-along. You might have an old favourite pattern in the stash, or you might even have a brand new pattern that you've never opened.

The bonus for everyone who joins in is that we all get to share our favourite bags, and any nifty bagmaking tips. I'm quite sure that the Bag Designer Extraordinaire will happily share some tips with us too.

I'm hoping to make at least three bags during the month, but my first mission is to make myself another You Sew Girl Baguette. I use the one above constantly. It's the perfect size for running errands as it's nice and compact but still fits my wallet, keys, and phone. I can't stand lugging around everything but the kitchen sink if I don't need it (hence I have at least five handbags that are in constant rotation).

I'll put up a sign up post at the end of the month, but I just wanted to let everyone know early so that there's plenty of time to organise fabric / interfacing / bag hardware etc... and of course if you need a pattern, you know where to shop!

Also coming up, is Cathy's Come Paint With Me workshop.

There were still a couple of spots left at half price, so snap them up quickly!


Nikki said...

Oh.. I'll be working on secret-squirrel bags, so won't be able to share.... But I'll be watching from the sidelines and cheering along! Bag-making tips a-plenty over at mine. :)

Mrs A said...

Gee I hope you meant you are planning for August! It sounds great, I have wanted to make a bag for a while now and not really got to the actual stage of making one, this might be a good time!

Fiona said...

I have several patterns I haven't tried yet and loads of fabric ... looking forward to it!

Karen said...

I definitely need to be in this Cam, I bought Nikki's Mod pattern the other day and have plan for early bags for teachers.

Dianne said...

Does it still count if I finally get around to sewing up a bag I cut out about 2 months ago for a friends' birthday & never got any further with? (Come to think of it, I didn't even finish cutting it out!) So maybe this will motivate me to finally make it!!!

Jenny said...

Lovely! I saw the patterns at GJ's the other day... but couldn't choose. Your baguette is divine. What is the fabric? I think I want one!

Your blog is such a nice place to visit - so creative and friendly and... positive, and inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

Warm wishes

CurlyPops said...

Thanks Jenny,

I'm not sure of the fabric as it was a gift from a friend, but I would really love to make one in an evening type fabric so I have a bit of a glamorous nightime version!

rachelmp said...

I'm in too. I have a few of Nikki's patterns and I will have to narrow them down :)

Ellieboo said...

Count me in Cam, I have had a bag pattern I have been meaning to make forever - time to get on with it.